If you are ever coming to Blue Ridge or the Smoky Mountains, or any other vacation spot far away, you will need a place to stay.  If you are like many of us, you are thinking a luxurious, opulent cabin, inviting, great views, all high class, and all to make that vacation be that perfect getaway from the daily hustle and bustle of life.  Of course, vacations like these require a good deal of planning and thinking in advance; nobody would want to stay in a cabin straight out of a nightmare! You’ve got to know what to look for in cabin rentals – and as it turns out, half the fun is the planning and anticipation of the trip.

When it comes to luxury cabin rentals or family cabin rentals, you have to make sure that what you are getting out of the deal is worth it.  And naturally, too, you will want to remember the vacation for all the right reasons, not the wrong ones!  So, to assist you with that, here are some items that you should look for when it comes to looking for the vacation cabin of your dreams.


What to Look for In Cabin Rentals Amenities
Amenities of Piney Hop

Could you imagine going into a cabin with a group of five, only to find out there is only one bedroom–probably not, because you are likely to check out the amenities first before renting anything.   The amenities and features of a cabin or chalet are one of the things that you should always look for and consider when it comes to cabin rentals.   Are the things that your group or family needs accounted for by the cabin that you are considering?  The amount of beds or bathrooms is of most important consideration.  You should take a closer look into the photos and information usually provided—do they match?

It is highly important that they do match, and that the amenities and features of the cabin that you are looking at also match with the things that you want.  From the necessities like the amount of beds, bathrooms, dining and kitchen areas as well as other things like game rooms, parking, Wi-Fi, TV, or even hot tubs—make sure they are there, present, and, of course, clean and tidy.  A well-stocked kitchen with all the proper appliances along with the general basic essentials is also a very important part that anyone should consider first.

Quality and Aesthetics

Quality and Aesthetics
Honeysuckle Chalet

Besides figuring out if the amenities you desire are there, you have to consider the quality, not only the cabin features, but also the cabin itself.  Are these amenities and features provided well-maintained and clean?  Do they work as intended?  Are the beds, furniture, appliances, and all the other items of high quality?  What about the structure?  Is it adequate or is it in poor condition?  It is important that you are able to know these things because the quality of these items and aspects are a huge part of the experience.  Luxury requires good beds and nice furniture!

Another thing you should also consider is the aesthetics of the cabin itself.  Some might say “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but when it comes to these cabins, first impressions are very important.  The cabin should have a personality in its aesthetics:  Is it rustic?  Is it modern?  Or is it something else?  It should feel like a home in which you are comfortable and ready to melt away. The furnishings, the view, the structure, the curb view, should all suit your fancy for the right vacation. 

Customer Service

What to Look for In Cabin Rentals Customer Service
Cleanliness and maintenance are important aspects of customer service.

One of the most important parts of renting a cabin is ensuring that there is top-tier customer service. It goes far deeper than just calling the owners or the company on the phone and being talked to nicely; it also goes into how they treat the cabin itself!  Luxury cabin rentals or family cabin rentals are rented by other people – so look for one that’s cleaned thoroughly and regularly. Be sure to check out the reviews for information on this.  The cabin should be sanitized and cleaned before your stay.  Cleanliness and sanitation is of key importance, and it should be a top priority.

Another factor to consider is the maintenance.  Besides the cleanliness, the maintenance of all appliances, alongside the electrical wiring and water pipes, are very important!  The appliances should be well-maintained, work properly as intended, and should not be faulty in any way.  Does the rental offer 24/7 maintenance? That is also another important fact that one should consider before renting a cabin.


What to Look for In Cabin Rentals Location
Overlook Swim Lodge

You should also weigh location when planning that getaway!  Be sure to always check the locality and proximity to all the attractions and wonderful things that you plan to do and visit as this can save you a lot of driving time on the road.  You would not want a cabin which is too far from all the places you may want to see; but, at the same time, you do not want to be too near a highway, town, or hub.  It would be disturbing and distracting from the whole experience of the cabin – so look for good rentals in the right places.

You should also consider the views from the cabin.  If you would like the cabin to have a great view of the outdoors, you should first check with the pictures provided.  It is also important to see whether anything like adverse weather conditions may impact your stay including road conditions nearby, as well as other factors like road maintenance causing you to take a long detour.  Better that you know and are aware of those before you rent a cabin!

Overlook Cabin Rentals

When it comes to luxury cabin rentals or family cabin rentals, we are ready to provide you with that change of scenery you have always desired.  With our beautiful and luxurious cabins, chalets, and lodges located in Blue Ridge and the Smoky Mountains which are complete with all that you could ever want and need, we ensure that you are getting that home-outside-of-home feeling that you long for in your vacation. Check us out!

5 Responses

  1. I like how you mentioned that one of the most important parts of a vacation rental is the amenities to offer. My sister told our family last night that she was planning a vacation during the holidays. She asked if I had any idea what would be the best option in choosing the best relaxing escape from the city place. Thanks to this informative article, I’ll tell her we can try to consult a well-known vacation cabin rental as they can provide more information about their services.

  2. It was helpful when you said to consider what features and amenities the cabin has. My sister and I decided that it would be a good idea for our families to go on a cabin vacation together at the end of the month, so I wanted to make sure we knew how to find the right places for us to stay. We’ll keep these tips in mind as we search for cabin rentals for our trip.

  3. I totally agree when you said that the customer service of the river side cabin rental we should find has to be exceptional so that we are treated well there. This trip is going to be the family outing for our summer vacation. And our main goal is to relax which is why there should be no hassle and issues once we find a place to stay at.

  4. It is good to know that the cleanliness and maintenance of the cabin must be considered. My friend wants to stay in a lakefront cabin. I should advise him to go for it to have good relaxation.

  5. It got me when you discussed that the views from the cabin must be considered. My friend wants to rent a large cabin. I should advise him to look for a place that offers a large cabin for rent with amazing views.

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